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Microsoft
Yubico research finds concerning trends around authentication security practices
Yesterday
A new global survey from Yubico has found that 59% of employees still rely on usernames and passwords as the primary method to authenticate their accounts.
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Digital Transformation
Data overwhelm? Focus on your customer
Last week
Google measures your site on how fast, stable, and responsive it feels to the customer. You need to reach a “Good” standard on all three to get a passing score.
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EdTech
Local edtech companies can gain edge with student data promise - NZ Tech Alliance
Last month
Edtech surveillance by multinational tech companies to harvest pupils' personal data is provoking controversy, clampdowns and court cases in the US and Europe.
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Cybersecurity
Hands-on review: Yubikey 5C NFC
Last month
Founded in 2007 and specialising in computer and network security, the Swedish company Yubico is now a leader in global authentication.
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CX
80% of A/NZ’s biggest digital retailers don’t pass Google’s customer experience assessment
August 2022
It’s not easy to say what makes a “good” digital experience. But if you’re focused on revenue, you need to put serious emphasis on how fast and useful a page feels to the customer at the other end.
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Servers
New Zealand cloud provider challenges Google's claims on data control for region
August 2022
A Wellington cloud services provider says Google's claim it will offer New Zealanders complete control over their own data is not true.
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Home Entertainment
Hands-on review: TCL 65″ C835 Mini LED 4K Google TV
August 2022
We introduce you today to a TV that brings the height of immersion to your viewing experience: The TCL 65″ C835 Mini LED 4K Google TV.
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First Nations
Google.org and INCO's $750,000 First Nations digitisation fund
August 2022
INCO has launched its First Australians Digitisation Fund, with support from Google.org, to help organisations using tech to achieve better outcomes for First Nations communities.
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Financial results
Google NZ numbers show strong comprehensive profit increase
August 2022
The latest financial report from Google New Zealand Limited has revealed an increase in total comprehensive profit of over $NZD 7 million.
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Apps
Freshworks integrates with Google's Business Messages
August 2022
"The integration with Freshworks makes it fast and easy for businesses to have conversations with their customers within the Google apps."
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Cloud
Google announces new version of Chromecast with remote features
June 2022
Google has announced its newest version of Chromecast, featuring a variety of new features and a new look.
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Telstra
Telstra, Google and Accenture launch 5G AR experience for AFL
May 2022
Telstra, Google and Accenture are developing a new 5G powered augmented reality (AR) experience at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium for the footy season.
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Testing
Google and CSIRO use AI to help protect the Great Barrier Reef
May 2022
Google has partnered with CSIRO in Australia to implement AI solutions that help protect the Great Barrier Reef.
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AI
Google to enter the smartwatch market with the Google Pixel Watch
May 2022
Google has provided a first look at its new Google Pixel Watch, which is set to make an entry into the competitive smartwatch market.
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Phishing
Google reveals new safety and security measures for users
May 2022
Google's new measures include automatic two step verification, virtual cards and making it easier to remove contact information on Google Search results.
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IT Training
HubSpot launches 'The Great Upskill' week to inspire learning
May 2022
Brands across APAC including Google ANZ, MessageMedia, Meltwater, Seismic and Aircall, will give their employees a full workday to dedicate to upskilling.
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Microsoft
Apple, Google and Microsoft expands plans to get rid of passwords
May 2022
FIDO Alliance says the world is closer to not relying on passwords after Apple, Google and Microsoft expands their support for a passwordless sign-in standard.
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Cloud
Mitiga discovers potential hidden dangers in Google Cloud Platform’s (GCP) cloud control plane
May 2022
The company also says that there is significant risk in cloud development caused by not recognising the differences between cloud and traditional definitions of common architecture terms.
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Microsoft
LinkedIn most imitated in global phishing attacks - report
April 2022
Cybersecurity company Check Point Software says phishing attacks targeted towards LinkedIn jumped by 44% in 2022 Q1
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Google
SnapLogic achieves Google Cloud Ready - BigQuery designation
April 2022
Google Cloud Ready - BigQuery is a partner integration validation program that aims to increase customer confidence in partner integrations into BigQuery.
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Google
Talend expands Google Cloud partnership with BigQuery Designation
April 2022
Data integration and data governance firm Talend has announced it has successfully achieved the Google Cloud Ready - BigQuery Designation. 
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Cloud
Four major announcements from Google's Data Cloud Summit
April 2022
Multiple data cloud innovations have been unveiled at the Google Cloud summit, allowing customers to work with unlimited data across all workloads.
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Audio
Google Workspace announces extensive updates for Meet, Chat and Voice
April 2022
Google Workspace has announced updates across Google Meet, Chat, and Voice, with the aim of helping provide better hybrid work solutions.
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Microsoft
IBM leads in machine learning research with 5400 patents
March 2022
The company registered 5400 different machine learning patents between 2017 and 2021, beating Microsoft and Google for the top spot.